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Paly Varsity Cheer Team Wins First at USA competition

Paly Varsity Cheer Team Wins First at USA competition

Jenna Hickey

October 12, 2019

The Paly Varsity Cheer team won its first competition of the year. The 2019 CCS Champions competed against other high schools in the Kaiser Permanente Arena hosted by United Spirit Association. The team came out victorious in the novice non-tumbling division and qualified for USA Nationals. The week ...

Boys Water Polo falls to Los Altos in a 17-12 loss

Boys Water Polo falls to Los Altos in a 17-12 loss

James Fetter and Sophie Kadifa

October 9, 2019

The Paly Boys Water polo team played against Los Altos yesterday, giving them a chance to face off yet again against their bitter league rivals, but unfortunately they fell short and lost 17-12. The game got off to a bad start for the Vikings, who allowed 2 goals within the first minute of the game fr...

Girls Water Polo wins double-overtime thriller 12-11.

Girls Water Polo wins double-overtime thriller 12-11.

Jackson Bundy, staff writer

October 9, 2019

Paly’s Girls Water Polo team played league opponent Los Altos at home Tuesday, which ended with Lulu Gaither (‘21) hitting the game-winning goal in the second overtime.  The game was a shoot out from the start each time, each team trading goals for the first half until Los Altos took the lead at...

Girls Volleyball Sweeps Monta Vista in 3-0 Victory

Girls Volleyball Sweeps Monta Vista in 3-0 Victory

Summer Daniel and Elif Turgut

October 9, 2019

Paly girls volleyball defeated Monta Vista in a clean three set sweep on Wednesday, keeping their spotless league record.  Starting off with great energy, Paly took the lead early with a three point serving streak from Kimi Lillios (‘21). Continuing strong throughout the first set, Paly rare...

Broken Superstar

Broken Superstar

Ya'el Sarig and Vijay Homan

September 30, 2019

When Antonio Brown went on live TV to show off the damage from his cryotherapy-session-from-hell – his feet were blistered, peeling and frostbitten, an utterly unappealing sight for unsuspecting HBO viewers — it would have been fair to assume that that would have been the lowlight of his month. N...

Behind-the-Scenes: Viking Tries Slip n Slide Kickball

Behind-the-Scenes: Viking Tries Slip n Slide Kickball

Sam Cleasby, Kevin Cullen

September 30, 2019

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From Paly to the Pros

From Paly to the Pros

Justin Byer, James Fetter, Vijay Homan, Tyler Stoen, and Elif Turgut

September 30, 2019

As the clock ticked down and the morale of their opponents faded, the Paly basketball players knew: they had won the first state championship in school history. The 2006 Paly basketball team was one that will be immortalized in school history for taking down a modern-day Goliath in the Mater Dei basket...

Plight of the Fight

Plight of the Fight

Lincoln Bloom, Griffin Kemp, and Josh Lai

September 30, 2019

Plight of the Fight

Gameday Rituals

Gameday Rituals

Annika Shah, Victoria Soulodre, and Sofie Vogel

September 30, 2019

Walking onto the quad you can spot a group of brightly colored volleyball girls wearing a range of preppy outfits. The quad is filled with laughs and smiles as you can see the excitement in each of their faces as they get ready for the big game. At Paly, each team and player has their specific game day ritu...

Transfer Trouble

Transfer Trouble

Vijay Homan, Staff Writer

September 30, 2019

According to NCAA rules, if a player wishes to transfer before graduating, they must sit out a season before being eligible to play in games for their new school. This rule is in place to discourage players from transferring every time they aren’t receiving enough playing time, or have a small grievance...

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